This feature of the RDPlus Portable Client generator is equivalent to printer redirection using the Microsoft Terminal Services RDP client (mstsc.exe).
It can be useful to redirect local printers like this if you plan on using exotic printers such as receipt printers.

Most of the time using printer redirection will require that you install the version of printer driver that is compatible with the client side OS on server in order for the printer to work properly. This means that if your server is a Windows 2008 64 bits and your client computers are installed with Windows XP 32 bits, you will need to install the 32 bits XP Printer Drivers on the server. Click on the Start Menu, then on Devices and Printers. Select the Universal Printer or any other printer, to display the Print server properties button at the top of the window:

Once in the Print Server Properties, click on the Driver tab to manually add your (for example) Windows XP 32-bit drivers:

You can of course also directly install your printer drivers from the manufacturer’s website.

  • It is recommended to check your hardware manual for an installation procedure in a terminal server environment.
  • It is also recommended to use RDP 6 for a better support of USB printers (RDP 6 is included in all versions of Windows since Windows XP SP2).

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